DISCUSSION: In light of the recent winter blast which impacted a good portion of the tri-state area (i.e., New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) between 7 and 8 January, the National Weather Service office located in Upton, New York issued a neat graphic which helps to break down the regional snowfall totals. Collectively, as shown in the graphic above, you can clearly see how the heaviest snowfall totals did indeed fall across much of Long Island, central-to-eastern Connecticut. Moreover, despite the fact that the following information was not shown in the above graphic from NWS New York, there were also fairly heavy snowfall totals reported across eastern sections of Massachusetts and across nearly the entire state of Rhode Island. This certainly was not a knock-out blow, but it did lead to various travel headaches on the ground, on the rails, and even somewhat for commercial air travel both arriving to and departing from the greater New York and Boston metropolitan areas.
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